CARLISLE, Pa. – The York College women's cross country squad finished out the 2012 season with a strong showing at the Mid-East Regionals on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans came in 13th place out of 49 teams finishing with a total of 395 points.
"The women's side of the region is very deep in competition," said head coach Erick Camodeca. "For us to finish 13th overall is amazing."
The top finisher of the day with an incredibly strong race was sophomore Caroline DeLany (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora). It was the first time DeLany led the Spartan women this season. She had an a fantastic race and ended up in 46th place with a time of 24:00.4
Following close behind DeLany was fellow sophomore Jess Miller (Dauphin, Pa./Bishop McDevitt). Miller has been strong all season for the Green and White and continued to be that way today. She finished in 24:11.4 and came in 53rd place.
Misty Parshall (Dover, Pa./Homeschooled) was able to push through and run one of her better races this season. Parshall was strong throughout and was the 94th finisher to cross the line. Her time was 24:56.4.
The next Spartan to cross the finish line was Nicole Danielewicz (Bensalem, Pa./Nazareth Academy). In her final race with the Green and White squad Danielewicz gave it her all. She placed 99th and recorded a time of 24:56.4.
Finishing just out of the top 100 racers was senior Tuesday Wilson (York, Pa./Eastern York). Wilson also ran very strong and finished the final race of her career on a high note. She earned 103rd place and had a time of 25:03.3.
Rachel Berninger (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) was the Spartans sixth finisher of the day. Berninger ran a quality race and crossed the line in 163rd place with a time of 26:13.1.
Rounding out the race for York was senior Chelsea McCracken (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern). McCracken finished her running career with a quality race and helped the Spartans earn 13th place overall. She recorded a time of 26:51.4 and came in 207th.
Coach Camodeca was extremely proud to not only have one woman finish in the top 50, but also to have four in the top 100 and one just shy of that.
The Spartans have seen great improvements in the past three seasons. Three years ago the Green and White finished 26th overall and last year they came in 14th. With continued hard work and commitment the team has been able to once again improve this season.
York will greatly miss the senior class, but is looking forward to having many experienced returners back next year. Of the seven racers today, four will be running in the 2013 season.